India-Armenia forum held during Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 22, ARMENPRESS. Armenian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Narek Mkrtchyan is participating in the Raisina Dialogue, India’s premier conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community.

Every year, leaders in politics, business, media, and civil society converge in New Delhi to discuss the state of the world and explore opportunities for cooperation on a wide range of contemporary matters. The Dialogue is structured as a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral discussion, involving heads of state, cabinet ministers and local government officials, who are joined by thought leaders from the private sector, media and academia.

The conference is hosted by the Observer Research Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs of India.

The event began with the India-Armenia Dialogue forum.

In his remarks, Minister Mkrtchyan emphasized the importance of the effective partnership between Armenia and India and spoke about the mutual steps for strengthening cooperation. He said that the relations with India have been actively developing, which is among Armenia’s foreign policy priorities.

“Cooperation between Armenia and India gained momentum in several sectors, including in trade, economy, high technologies, education and culture. The age-old mutual respect and trust between the two nations contributes to intensification of people-to-people exchanges in various sectors,” Mkrtchyan said.

Speaking about reforms in the employment migration, he said that the ministry is developing new approaches to ensure the required regulations. He also mentioned the MoU signed with Skill India in 2022, enabling training and skill development opportunities.

Mkrtchyan highlighted the potential of cooperation in AI and proposed to consider the idea of creating a global AI innovation platform to facilitate exchange of research and solutions and promote social benefits through international cooperation.

In context of the importance of peace, cooperation and mutual respect between nations, the minister also spoke about the Crossroads of Peace project, emphasizing that security, economic stability and development must be viewed as a collective global responsibility.